Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we will track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
The biggest watch story of 2021 involves Ben Affleck and his romantic nostalgic bracelet choice. In case you missed it: when the actor got back together with his ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez, he went to great lengths to recapture the magic of 2002 through science or magic. Part of this involved dusting off the Franck Muller watch that Lopez gave him and the one he was wearing when they first met in the early 2000s. From this point on, you can almost interpret Affleck’s mood by what’s on his wrist.
Before returning to Lopez, Affleck was barely wearing a watch. I know this because I wrote about watching what Affleck wore almost every day a few years ago, and he’s always without a watch; What is time but a reminder that it has passed? Affleck was not well dressed back then. “These are outfits for a guy just trying to make it through the week,” I wrote, “or just, day! The watch may have grown too far, requiring too much effort for a Dunkin run. Affleck focuses on the essentials, love his vape.
Now, after marrying Lopez in a small wedding in Las Vegas, Affleck looks refreshed and ready to reach out again! His honeymoon alone has been filled with some amazing and interesting clocks. The first is a custom skeletonized Rolex Submariner by Artisan De Geneve, and the second is a Hermès Arceau L’Heure De La Lune. Look at the trending Affleck! Hermès watchmaking is evolving in an important way this year, and Affleck’s watch is a helpful representation of why. The Arceau L’Heure De La Lune combines the design prowess of Hermès with horological technical details, which the most famous French silk scarf maker made a huge investment later this year. The watch tells the time using two discs that display the hours and minutes and revolves around a mother-of-pearl two-moon dial. Here are two super cool and unique watches: It’s nice to have watch collector Affleck back.
Chris Pine’s Rolex Day-Date
Are we as a society saying enough about Chris Pine’s cool outfits? We pour a lot of digital ink praising Pine and it still doesn’t feel enough. He’s been absolutely terrified of it for years caftans, seaside-luxury grandma, and Zorro . shirt. But Pine isn’t all about raising the shock factor. The actor is smart in balancing the eccentric and the classic. His Day-Date is the perfect choice for maintaining this delicate balance. This watch is the ultimate classic design and allows Pine to remove the crazier elements of his look.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak by Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant, at the premiere of New York City, a new documentary he produced, has caught the attention of viewers. We rarely get to see Slim Reaper’s wearable — blame his love of Vetements hoodies for that — but he makes moments like these matter. Durant appears to be wearing a new 50th anniversary edition of the Royal Oak with a tourbillon and navy blue dial. This is the union of two greats of all time.
Chris Rock’s Jacob & Co. Epic X
It was not launched into space like a Jacob & Co. other., but Rock’s Epic X hasn’t faltered. Despite its odd appearance, the Epic X was intended to be Jacob & Co’s version of an everyday wristwatch. This only makes sense when you look at the rest of the brand’s watches: works in bold color track five time zones, or pieces with a moon and diamond sphere revolving around the dial. Only in that glare can the Rock’s Epic X feel like your everyday casual sports watch. In recognition of his credit, Rock makes it work even while drinking coffee.
Tom Cruise’s Rolex GMT-Master II Watch
Who knew Cruise had this many top watches? Starts with Top Guns visiting press, the actor has shown time and time again. His runs include a very complicated Vacheron Constantin, two Cartiersand a Rolex Sky-Dweller. He has now added a red and blue “Pepsi” GMT bezel to his resume. Like the other watches he has introduced, the GMT is a must-have with a sporty and classic twist.